Our Trainings

Early Education Professionals

This training is the result of a collaboration between parents, teachers, and early education community stakeholders. This unique curriculum consists of a clinical overview from a parent perspective and includes videos, break out sessions, and other visual aides through an interactive PowerPoint presentation. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding in how Autism can present in children in an educational environment and how to approach concerns with parents. They will also receive a resource card highlighting an overview on supports & resources, while walking away with tips on best practices in an educational setting. While this training is centered around educators, this training is equally applicable to families, Service Support Administrators, Direct Support Professionals, Home-Health Aides, as well as other careers catered to serving individuals on the spectrum.

"The training was awesome! She was informative, engaging, and provided us with great resources."

Natalie, Nationwide Children’s Hospital - Child Care Center

Direct Support Professional

All of our Direct Support Professionals undergo a full week of orientation including First Aid, CPR, MUI training, and Medical Administration Certification. In addition to general direct support service training, each employee will be certified through PATHS, a state-licensed training entity, in Autism Spectrum Disorders by actively participating in a 6-hour education course. The PATHS curriculum is designed to provide employees with a broad range of characteristics that are part of the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and help them recognize a variety of supports that they can employ to meet specific needs and enhance the special interests of individuals they support.

Each Direct Support Professional is educated through a 2-hour parent-directed presentation during orientation week. This ensures a comprehensive perspective on autism and families and how their work will create a positive impact to those served. We believe that education, communication, and parents' insight and perspective are vital in providing a quality service.

*If you are interested in having Embracing Autism provide training to your team, please contact us for a quote! CEU’s are available for each training upon request.

"Wonderful, dynamic, down to earth, heartfelt, fun, captivating, emotional, knowledgeable; everyone should hear this training..."

John Dalsky, Administrator of Stewart Lodge Group Homes